16 August 2011

County residents are being invited to nominate staff from Northamptonshire County Council who they think have gone the extra mile to deliver an excellent service.

From teachers to firefighters, social workers to trading standards officers, there are thousands of county council staff working hard for the people of Northamptonshire.

The county council’s annual Celebrating Success awards will take place in October. The awards are a corporate recognition scheme for the county council, paid for by external sponsorship and voted for by both council employees and anyone who lives and works in the county.

There are twelve awards in total, three of which are open to the public to nominate any council workers who have stood out from the crowd or exceeded expectations. These are:

  • The teacher of the year award
  • The award for working with the community and voluntary sector
  • The award for excellent customer service

Leader of the council Councillor Jim Harker said: “We are pleased to be organising these awards once again; over the past two years there have been some very worthy winners who deserved to be recognised in this way.

“As the county’s largest employer, the work carried out by our staff touches the lives of everyone in Northamptonshire and this is an opportunity to recognise those people who go the extra mile to make a real difference.”

To nominate, people should visit the county council’s website www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/celebratingsuccess and complete the online form.

The closing date is 12 noon on the 31st August, after which nominations will be shortlisted and judged by a panel made up of senior councillors, managers and an external representative.

Anyone who would like more information can email celebratingsuccess@northamptonshire.gov.uk